Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Imagine receiving a reassessment notice in the mail from the city assessor indicating the value of your home went up 25%. You’re astounded, so you call the office to inquire why. You’re informed that the increase is due to the new backyard swimming pool you’ve installed. The problem is…you don’t have a swimming pool.
That kind of describes the kick in the stomach many
The city of
People are ticked.
FranklinNOW reports that the Common Council was admonished at its December 18 meeting by some residents including Pat Shawgo ("We resent paying for something that we are not using”) and Judy Napientek (“Our taxes are up and your credibility is very impacted”).
Franklin mayor Tom Taylor responded with a Pontius Pilate impersonation:
"MMSD's action and decision directly expanded the district and applied the new property tax levy to these parcels. This action was outside the direct control of the city and was not approved by the city."
You can read more details from FranklinNOW.
What a mess.
But remember, folks,
THE TOP 10
5) WELCOME TO THE MMSD
6) PUTTING FRANKLIN ON THE MAP
7) A GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
8) THE RISE OF THE CYBER BULLIES
9) FRANKLIN DEPARTURES
10) A BROCHURE? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?